Books for Buddhist Action Month 2019

Buddhist Action Month (BAM), which takes place every June, gives us a chance to focus on raising awareness of issues that affect the Earth and its inhabitants, in addition to finding creative and helpful responses.

Here are some books we’d like to recommend for Buddhist Action Month this year:

  • Wild Awake by Vajragupta – Discover how spending time alone and offline in nature can help us develop a more intimate connection to the natural world and a deeper understanding of our place within it.
  • The Buddha on Wall Street by Vaḍḍhaka Linn – Can Buddhism help us build something better than our current economic system, to reduce suffering and help the individual to freedom? In this thought-provoking work, Vaḍḍhaka Linn explores answers to this question by examining our economic world from the moral standpoint established by the Buddha.
  • Saving the Earth by Akuppa – Filled with practical tips and insightful reflections, Saving the Earth provides tools for change while showing how the Buddhist philosophies of interconnectedness and compassion are of immense use in our efforts towards preserving the Earth.
  • Free Time! by Vajragupta Staunton – In our fast-moving world many people can feel their time is wound tight, their lives constantly hassled and hectic. In Free Time!, Vajragupta Staunton shows us that investigating our experience of time, and considering our relationship with it, can be deeply and powerfully transformative.